This exceptional film discusses how the people of the Mexican village of Mijas (called 'Santa Clara' in film) follow an ancient tradition of coppermaking established before the coming of the Spanish missions, and shows their methods in detail. 56 families live in the village, all are coppersmiths. Highlights include building an oven from mud and stone, melting copper ore, and the beating of sheet copper into large trays and bowls by small and large hammers. This is the Spanish language version of the film 'Mexican Village Coppermakers.'
February 19, 2016 Subject:
As a language instructor I have been looking for culturally authentic videos for beginner level Spanish. This video hits the mark on all fronts. The narrator speaks slowly and in simple phrases where the students can follow along easily. It tests their Spanish as well as being informative.